Workbench build.

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Project by Hunter2301 posted 05-01-2016 09:28 PM 2603 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fun build..I desperately needed a workbench. I have been working on two 6 foot plastic tables..I used some old reclaimed utility crossarms from work for the base..the top is solid oak with walnut on two sides.I Will be putting some drawers and two doors on soon
.just a newbie to the site.let me know what you all think..thanks.

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#1 posted 05-01-2016 09:45 PM

Nice bench

-- ohio

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#2 posted 05-01-2016 10:11 PM

Nice and solid bench and I bet it weighs a ton. Are the casters permanent ?
What is your plan for the rest of it besides a cabinet ?


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 05-01-2016 11:38 PM

Looks good. What’s the dimensions?

-- John 3:16

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#4 posted 05-02-2016 12:12 AM

The dimensions are 32”x86” its solid and heavy…I want to add my vise and the drawers and doors.. The casters are OK..they lock but it tends to make it not so solid if you know what I mean…with the casters its the same height as my table saw. So it seconds as a great outfeed table..when I purchase a new saw I may do away with the casters all together bit they are nice for mobility to clean the shop.thanks for looking.

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#5 posted 05-02-2016 12:39 AM

Looks great! And beefy!

-- I do this for fun.

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#6 posted 05-02-2016 01:17 AM

I am so jealous!

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#7 posted 05-02-2016 04:07 AM

Wow! That’s going to be beefy!

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#8 posted 05-02-2016 01:29 PM

Nice bench, and do as I DID NOT, before you make the draws underneath the bench decide if you are going to use iron/steel, holdfasts, they need a few inches between the bottom of the bench and the top of the shelf. I had to unstack my drawers from 4 high and 1 wide and remake them 2 wide and 2 high, in order to accommodate the length of the hold fast to allow it to work correctly. Good work and use it in good health.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#9 posted 05-02-2016 01:59 PM

This is a beautiful worktable and so nicely done. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 05-02-2016 05:10 PM

This base looks very sturdy, great work. You can put elephant on it, it wouldn’t brake.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 05-02-2016 05:48 PM

The mortises were a small challenge with a forstner bit and a chisel…in need /want of a mortiser machine

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#12 posted 05-02-2016 06:52 PM


-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#13 posted 05-05-2016 01:47 AM

the wood looks great. I would never have guessed utility cross arms. I’ve seen many warped and cracked. How many did you have to go through and how did you finish them to have them look so great.

-- John 3:16

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#14 posted 05-11-2016 10:46 AM

The crossarms were from a high line h structure that was dismantled and replaced .they were large and in decent shape.I just planed them and they looked good enough for me…they are still bare finish at all on the base..I have installed my vise since these pics though. That’s all.

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